We start our second installment of Alex and Rebecca’s wedding with the image of a (just a little) nervous groom
And everybody else is getting ready for the signing of the ketubah (the traditional Jewish wedding document)
Another Jewish tradition is the Bedekken – veiling of the bride. It references the biblical story, in which the father substitutes one daughter with another. The groom traditionally lifts the veil to make sure he is marrying the right bride. Based on the smile, no problems here
We were lucky for a very beautiful day to celebrate.
Another tradition is the encircling of the groom. The bride circles the groom seven times (sometimes 3).
The tallit used, it belonged to Rebecca’s father who was present in spirit on this wonderful day.
The breaking of the glass is another Jewish tradition which serves as a reminder of the fragility of life.
The reception started with the traditional hora and chair dances.
I love the expression of mom right before she is lifted (it’s scary to be suddenly picked up without having any control)…
…. but it turns out it’s a lot of fun too.
Parent dances are always emotional. Rebecca danced with her mom as well as her brother.
And a surprise performance by Alex’s father (along with a few relatives).
A lot of fun was had by all. EBE – Paris band did a great job entertaining everyone.
As always, we end with a portrait of the bride and groom. An intimate moment between Rebecca and Alex.